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Artificial Intelligence Tools Targeted in New EEOC Initiative

Oct. 28, 2021, 6:09 PM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will examine how artificial intelligence tools are “fundamentally changing” employment decisions.

The workplace civil rights agency will establish a new internal working group to study how employers use AI for hiring, promotions, and firing workers, according to a Thursday statement. It also will host “listening sessions” with stakeholders and aims to issue technical assistance “to provide guidance on algorithmic fairness.”

“The EEOC is keenly aware that these tools may mask and perpetuate bias or create new discriminatory barriers to jobs,” said EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows in a statement. “We must work to ensure that ...